On SecondShelters.com: Jon Anderson’s Guide to Leasing Your Getaway

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Mauritius 2/2, 1,646 square foot condo $593,000

If you’re just joining us, in part one I explored the thought process second home buyers should go through before making a purchase. Essentially, location matters for multiple reasons and along with condition of the property will drive what you can charge for rent. Here in part two, I’ll fill you in on what it takes to be a landlord.

Being a Landlord

I’d never been a landlord before and back in the pre-internet days, I used a Realtor to rent my property (the same one who sold it to me). What I found was that a Realtor with 30 rental properties can’t really play favorites.  After a first year where I was rented for four months, I ditched the Realtor and took over bookings myself.

It’s a whole lot easier today. Back then, I arranged for pictures, placed the classified ads in the local newspaper and waited for the phone to ring. TIP: Having a cell phone number with the same area code as the property made a difference.

Head over to SecondShelters.com for more.

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Jon Anderson

Jon Anderson is CandysDirt.com's condo/HOA and developer columnist, but also covers second home trends on SecondShelters.com. An award-winning columnist, Jon has earned silver and bronze awards for his columns from the National Association of Real Estate Editors in both 2016, 2017 and 2018. When he isn't in Hawaii, Jon enjoys life in the sky in Dallas.

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